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Nancy Goeres is principal bassoonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which she joined in 1984. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh Ms. Goeres held similar positions with Florida Orchestra, the Caracas Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony. With Lorin Maazel and the PSO, she premiered Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Bassoon Concerto, commissioned for her by the Pittsburgh Symphony Society. In addition to recording the Zwilich Concerto with the PSO and Lorin Maazel on the New World label, she has subsequently performed it with the Chamber Symphony of the Aspen Music Festival and at a conference of the International Double Reed Society. Other concerto performances with the PSO include the recent premiere of Alan Fletcher's Bassoon Concerto. Since 1991 you can find her in the summer teaching and performing with the Aspen Music Festival and School. An active teacher, Goeres has given master classes around the world. She is a member of the faculty of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University, where she not only trains the next generation of musicians, but also conducts workshops for bassoonists around the country via the Internet. A native of Lodi, Wisconsin, her principal teachers were Sherman Walt and Richard Lottridge.

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